Sunday, 2 October 2022 (Group: West Lancashire)
Start time 13:00
6 miles / 9.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Something for everyone on this varied walk. Lakes, water meadows, woodland, fields, hills & views.
From Orrell Water Park, we will have a gradual uphill climb through the Billinge Plantation to the viewpoint at Billinge Hill. Although the walk is classed as moderate, and has a fair degree of uphill walking, we will go at a fairly leisurely pace.
We will skirt Houghwood Golf Course on our descent and make our way back down to the water park through agricultural land.
Free parking at Orrell Water Park (Please ensure that you use the entrance off Lodge Lane, Orrell. Your satnav is likely to try & take you to the Winstanley Road entrance which is incorrect. Alternatively use the satnav to the Robin Hood Pub on Sandy Lane (WN5 7AZ) which is near the entrance to the water park).
Cafe at the water park is take-away only, and the toilets are currently closed. Nearest cafe with toilets is the Strawbale Cafe at Greenslate Community Farm off Greenslate Road. Otherwise at the Robin Hood Pub.